Florida M.O.R.E. Organizing Project

The Florida M.O.R.E. (Mobilize, Organize, Recruit and Engage) Project began hosting Regional Network Meetings last week. Seven Meetings were held in Orlando/Osceola, Miami/Dade, West Palm Beach, Hillsborough/Pasco/Pinellas, Okaloosa, Fort Myers and Brevard. A total of 212 Retirees attended and 80% of them signed up to volunteer for the upcoming 2014 Florida Elections and Governor’s race. Each attendee was asked to recruit 3 additional retirees and have them complete the online MORE Survey at nea.org/retired. Currently 165 retirees have signed up for engagement activities ranging from phone banking, e-mailing or calling legislators to lobbying in Tallahassee.

 

The NEA-Retired Florida M.O.R.E. project kickoff a series of regional meetings in February and March to begin building an effective army of retired educators who will stand up for public education, educators and each other.